For those of you who know me, you will know that I am passionate about supporting young people. I feel that helping them to understand how anxiety or anger or depression is created and teaching them techniques to learn to control these emotions is vital.
Supporting young people is totally different to supporting an adult for many (no doubt identifiable reasons). Reaching them in 'their world' is crucial and communication (at all levels) is key. I use many different techniques and have even taken my sessions outside. Going for a walk helps a young person open up because you are not sitting face to face; a lot of people say it is easier to be more open this way. I've also started to build tools and techniques that are more suitable for a young person.
I've also been reading about values - Morris Massey Developmental Period - and how they are developed and influenced from early childhood. It is totally fascinating... take a look xxxx